Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against cyber bullying in the name of campaigns for the 2023 elections.
Okowa made the remarks on Tuesday in Abuja at the Northern Christian Youth Assembly Summit, with the theme ‘Unifying Nigeria:The Role of Northern Christian Youths and Women’.
He said that Nigerians should be allowed to use the cyber space to express their choices ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“We are beginning to see bullying in the cyber space of our country, I think that everybody should have his space, time, to be able to think, make comments without being bullied,” he said.
According to him, what is important in the build up to the election is for Nigerians not to act on emotions, but be guided with knowledge and build cohesion in electing credible leaders to transform Nigeria.
“This is the hallmark of those who think and use their brains; when we talk about the future is for the youths, it is actually from today.
“This is because if you have a leadership that is not able to provide that true leadership of guiding people aright and people begin to think in the wrong way, then you create further problems rather than finding solutions and we all go the wrong path,” Okowa said.
He commended the group for organising the summit to discuss Nigeria’s challenges and find solutions.
Okowa also said that the topic of the event was apt, because it focused on unifying Nigeria.
He called on Nigerians not to practice politics of religion, but to unite to elect leaders that would build a Nigeria for all where things would work.